LINGUIST List 11.1576

Wed Jul 19 2000

Jobs: Comp Ling Data Collection Engineer, Conversa

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <>


  1. Recruiting Manager, Data Collection Engineer at Conversa-Conversational Computing Corp., Seattle, WA USA

Message 1: Data Collection Engineer at Conversa-Conversational Computing Corp., Seattle, WA USA

Date: 18 Jul 2000 23:52:02 -0000
From: Recruiting Manager <>
Subject: Data Collection Engineer at Conversa-Conversational Computing Corp., Seattle, WA USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Data Collection Engineer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Conversa - Conversational Computing Corp.
Department: Usability Engineering
State or Province: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 07.31.00
Contact: Recruiting Manager

Address for Applications:
Please use email address
WA 98052

Conversa - Conversationalizing the Internet. Delivering solutions for
interacting with computers, the Internet and communication devices by
voice. Conversa brings the natural and universal interface of voice to
PCs, PDAs, cellular phones and other electronic devices. By adding
the human element to computing - and de-emphasizing typing, mouse
clicking and touchtone dialing - we're making it easier for people to
adopt conversational computing into their everyday lives.

Our goal is to become the global standard for end-to-end solutions for
internet/web based Conversational Computing(R). Visit our website at! We're a pre-IPO start up in Redmond, Washington.
We have an entrepreneurial, casual work environment where successes
both great and small are celebrated, excellent benefits (including
stock options), lots of parties, concierge service, fully paid health
insurance for the entire family and we encourage innovation through
outstanding reward programs. If this is your kind of company, we
should talk...

Data Collection Engineer:

Primary responsibility is to provide corpora to support the development
of Conversa's proprietary speech and TTS engines. Additional
responsibilities include the implementation of process and
infrastructure to facilitate the goals of corpora development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
�	Experience using signal processing software and/or audio recording
�	Excellent people skills, experience working with human subjects a
�	Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
�	Basic foundation in speech and linguistic sciences including a
	familiarity with one or more foreign languages
�	Experience working in the Windows environment
�	Familiarity with Perl, Visual Basic a plus
�	Bachelor or advanced degree in Speech, Linguistics, or related field
	Principal Duties and Responsibilities
�	Recruit, screen, and work with participants to collect data for
	evaluation and language development
�	Responsible for data management to ensure the integrity of
	Conversa's corpora
�	Manage data collection facilities and associated hardware/software
�	Facilitate the development and maintenance of test suites for speech
�	Edit corpora as required
�	Facilitate the development of transcription tools for data
	verification and annotation
�	Regular and predicted attendance and any other duties that may be
	assigned, required, or necessary by Conversa

Additional Information:
�	Must be self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
�	Must possess strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
�	Must be willing to work extra hours when necessary
�	Must be willing to relocate to Redmond, Washington

To apply for the above position, please send your resume to: . 
Be sure to specify the job title of interest. 
You can also visit us on the web at:

Conversa is an equal opportunity employer.
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